The hat trends you need to know about in 2018

Whether you’re a hat aficionado or just a lover of the latest fashion, we take a look at some of the must have hat trends this year. These trends will help to inspire your millinery and take your hat making to new heights in the year ahead. From traditional straw hats to decorative mini hats there are plenty of styles to choose from and to love in 2018.

Cowboy hats

One of the hottest runway trends is the combination of cowboy hats with cowboy boots to produce a truly striking outfit. From golden medallion embellished styles from the likes of Versace to altogether softer designs like the millennial pink straw cowboy hat from House of Holland, one thing’s clear, cowboy hats are set to be big.

Bowler hats

Channel your inner gangster with a hat that will add class and elegance to almost any outfit – the bowler hat. Designers such as Christian Dior have stuck to the traditional bowler hat style with a classically inspired hard felt hat that will look great with any outfit. More over the top designs include those by Yohji Yamamoto and their half bowler hat designs.

Bucket hats

Matching check patterns, knitted styles and bold prints seem to be the choice amongst designers who are bringing bucket hats into the spotlight in 2018. These versatile hats are a great choice and are incredibly versatile. Pair with a matching scarf for spring or choose a tropical pattern for effortless summer chic.

Rain hats

With the unpredictability of the British weather to deal with rain hats have made it onto the runways for this spring. Whites and blacks are the colour of choice and should help these hats seamlessly blend with most outfit choices to help keep you dry during those annoying April showers.

Decorative miniature hats

If you’re looking to accessorise your outfit in a big way then a decorative miniature hat is the ideal choice. These are also the perfect choice for those looking to create their own bespoke hat to match your outfit and add a touch of your own style. Some of the looks that we’ve seen on the catwalks and runways include cone-like black velvet mini hats from Saint Laurent and printed military pattern hats from Prada.

Boater hats

For those looking for a hat for everyday use you can’t go far wrong with a boater hat. These straw hats are seriously underrated but one which is having a fashion reboot. Black and white seems to be the colour pattern of choice with retro and vintage styling and accessories also proving popular with designers.